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Firmenich

Company nameFirmenich International SA
Company typePrivate
IndustryFlavors and Fragrance
Founded1895
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
Key peoplePatrick Firmenich(CEO), Vernon Sankey (Chairman)
ProductsFlavors and Fragrances
RevenueCHF 2.9 billion (2010)
Employeesover 6,000 (2010)

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Firmenich SA is a private Swiss company in the perfume and flavor business, it is the largest privately-owned company in the perfume and flavor business, and ranks number two worldwide., Firmenich has created many of the world’s favorite perfumes for over 100 years and produced a number of the most well known flavors enjoyed each day by millions of consumers.

Worldwide, Firmenich currently employs approximately 6,200 people in 64 countries. Major competitors include Givaudan, International Flavors and Fragrances and Symrise. It bought Noville in 2006 and in 2007 acquired Danisco Flavor division.


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